2008_12_horseteeth.jpgEarlier this weekend, a Connecticut jury awarded $196,880.50 to a woman who sued her dentist for giving her "horse" teeth. Realtor Marvalyn Foster had wanted a permanent bridge to replace a false tooth and her lawyer says dentist Darren Martinez claimed he'd give her a "big, beautiful Hollywood celebrity smile." However, three of her teeth were removed and the new bridge resembled horse teeth. Foster's lawyer also told the Connecticut Post, "She now faces two to five years of expensive dental treatment to give her what he had promised her -- a beautiful smile." In other dental news, a Westchester man accused of practicing dentistry without a license in his home's kitchen (he apparently says he was a licensed orthdontist in Ecuador) would give his patient wine "to help them cope with pain from treatments."